Biden to name first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, plans scaled-down inauguration

22 November 2020, 8:32 PM
United States President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet appointments on Tuesday and is planning for a scaled-down inauguration due to the coronavirus pandemic, aides said on Sunday, as he lays the foundation for his new administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede.
Trump keeps up false claims of widespread fraud at Georgia rally for US senators 6 December 2020, 10:56 AM

United States (US) President Donald Trump campaigned in Georgia on Saturday for two Republican senators at a rally that some in his party feared could end up hurting, not helping, their chances by focusing on his efforts to reverse his own election defeat.

Biden identifies more administration officials, Trump vows continued election fight 30 November 2020, 11:13 AM

President-elect Joe Biden chose more senior aides to lead his administration’s efforts to defeat the coronavirus and rebuild the U.S. economy, and his office confirmed on Sunday he would begin receiving classified briefings that are an essential step toward taking control of national security.

US Supreme Court weighs Trump bid to bar illegal immigrants from census totals 29 November 2020, 3:11 PM

The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump’s unprecedented and contentious effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate US House of Representatives districts to states.

Trump to meet Michigan lawmakers as he seeks to overturn defeat 20 November 2020, 2:45 PM

President Donald Trump will meet with Republican leaders from Michigan at the White House on Friday as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the 3 November election result following a series of courtroom defeats.

Trump’s personal attorney claims broad conspiracy to rig election 20 November 2020, 9:01 AM

The personal attorney to the outgoing United States President Donald Trump used a bizarre Thursday press conference to ventilate unsubstantiated claims about electoral fraud, claiming it was nationally coordinated to hand President-Elect Joe Biden victory.

Biden turns focus to building White House team as Trump legal efforts flounder 17 November 2020, 8:47 AM

President-elect Joe Biden will focus on shaping his core White House team on Tuesday while outgoing President Donald Trump presses on with his increasingly tenuous legal fight to reverse his loss in the US election.

Biden to spotlight economy as Trump vows more court challenges to election 16 November 2020, 3:00 PM

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday will focus on reviving a pandemic-battered United States economy as he prepares to take office, while outgoing President Donald Trump has promised more lawsuits of the type that so far have failed to alter his election defeat.

Trump in tweet says Biden ‘won’ but reiterates claim that election was rigged 15 November 2020, 4:30 PM

President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge publicly, for the first time on Sunday, that Democrat Joe Biden won the 3 November United States presidential election, but asserted that it was "rigged," reiterating his claims of widespread voting fraud.

Michigan state court rejects request to block Detroit election certification results 13 November 2020, 9:33 PM

A Michigan state court rejected on Friday a request by supporters of President Donald Trump to block the certification of votes in Detroit, which went heavily in favor of President-elect Joe Biden, Trump’s Democratic challenger.

Biden takes Arizona, cementing presidential win despite Trump’s refusal to concede 13 November 2020, 6:57 AM

United States President-elect Joe Biden will win the battleground state of Arizona, Edison Research projected on Thursday, dealing another blow to President Donald Trump’s struggling effort to overturn the results of the 3 November presidential election.

No voting system deleted or lost votes in US election – Security groups 13 November 2020, 3:24 AM

Election security officials have no evidence that ballots were deleted or lost by voting systems in this month’s US election, two security groups said in a statement released on Thursday by the lead US cyber-security agency.

IMF eyes relationship reset with biggest shareholder after Biden win 12 November 2020, 1:56 AM

The election of Joe Biden as US president gives the International Monetary Fund a chance to reset its relationship with its largest shareholder and make green initiatives a bigger part of its global economic recovery plan.

Egypt, Greece to welcome ‘more decisive’ US involvement under Biden: Greek PM 11 November 2020, 6:03 PM

 Greece and Egypt, which angered Turkey by reaching an agreement on natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, will welcome more decisive U.S. involvement in the region under President-elect Joe Biden, the Greek prime minister said on Wednesday.

Nearly 80% of Americans say Biden won White House, ignoring Trump’s refusal to concede: Poll 11 November 2020, 12:45 AM

Nearly 80% of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, recognise President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the November 3 election after most media organizations called the race for the Democrat based on his leads in critical battleground states, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Latino Democrats tell Mexican president to get with the program and back Biden 9 November 2020, 11:06 AM

The Mexican president’s hesitation over congratulating Joe Biden on his US presidential election win drew flack from several Latino Democratic lawmakers, warning it risked souring a restart to bilateral ties after years of tension under Donald Trump.

Biden and Harris fought a difficult but successful campaign – Nelson Mandela Foundation 9 November 2020, 8:31 AM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says President-elect Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris fought a difficult but ultimately successful campaign.

Saudi Arabia finally congratulates Biden on his win 9 November 2020, 4:47 AM

Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Biden faces ‘tough task of undoing deepening of prejudice and hatred’: Mandela Foundation 9 November 2020, 4:00 AM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined many South Africans in welcoming the presidential elections victory in the US of Democrat, Joe Biden, saying that the president-elect faces a tough task of undoing the deepening of prejudice and hatred during the Trump years.

Trump will lose special Twitter protections in January 9 November 2020, 2:11 AM

US President Donald Trump will be subject to the same Twitter Inc rules as any other user when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20, the social media company confirmed this week.

Biden and aides plan for the ‘hard work of governing’ a divided US 8 November 2020, 11:57 PM

A day after clinching the US presidency, Democrat Joe Biden and his advisers were working on Sunday on how to address the nation’s coronavirus crisis while reinforcing his intention to bridge America’s gaping political divisions.

President Ramaphosa looking forward to working with Biden 8 November 2020, 9:44 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is looking forward to working with US president-elect Joe Biden in strengthening relations between the two countries and tackling tough global problems.

Trump not prepared to concede defeat: Lawyer 8 November 2020, 9:05 PM

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has indicated that his client is not yet prepared to concede defeat in the election as top Republicans seek legal options to contest the vote outcome.

Biden calls for healing in appeal to Trump voters after winning US presidency 8 November 2020, 7:00 PM

President-elect Joe Biden declared it was “time to heal” a deeply divided America in his first speech after winning in a bitter election, even as President Donald Trump refused to concede and pressed ahead with legal fights against the outcome.

ANC hopeful sanity will prevail amid Trump’s election fraud claims 8 November 2020, 5:14 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) says it hopes there will be no constitutional crisis in the United States where Donald Trump is set to challenge election results in a number of states after Democrat Joe Biden won the race for the presidency.

AU leaders hope for mutual respect and shared values under the Biden administration 8 November 2020, 4:04 PM

The African Union has welcomed Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris' victory in the US elections.

Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court 8 November 2020, 2:26 PM

The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term.

Trump sues in Arizona, court battles continue as Biden wins US election 8 November 2020, 1:33 PM

The lawyer for United States President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, has indicated that his client is not yet prepared to concede defeat in the election - as top Republicans seek legal options to contest the vote outcome.

Israel’s Netanyahu congratulates Biden on US election win, thanks Trump 8 November 2020, 11:00 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday congratulated US president-elect Joe Biden after his election win saying he looked forward to working together with the new administration and strengthening the two countries' alliance.

PROFILE: US President-elect Joe Biden 8 November 2020, 10:23 AM

On Saturday, Joe Biden won the United States elections against the current President Donald Trump.

PROFILE: Newly elected US Vice President Kamala Harris 8 November 2020, 7:52 AM

Kamala Harris (56) is the first female and African American Vice President-elect. Daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Harris has knocked down barriers throughout her career.